Thursday, April 7, 2011

Windows, Mexico, ?

[Link to Texture Thursday; thanks to Flypaper Textures]

This post will evolve as the day goes on; relaxing on the couch while my Loved One dozes in his chair.  He's still recovering from the two surgeries, and while he's doing fine, being up two or three times during the night for various reasons, as we've been doing, is taking it's toll and we're both pretty tired out.  At this point, he's growing very weary of being an invalid, so when he wakes up we'll go for a drive, just to try to relieve some of his cabin fever.
I wasn't sure what to write about today -- it happens to be our fifth wedding anniversary, a happy occasion for sure, though we won't do much celebrating.  But that's okay -- I celebrate every day the good fortune that brought us together.  I have some lilacs in a vase, but they're not far enough along in blooming to take pictures of them yet, so that has to wait. 

The picture is of a window in a church in El Triunfo, Mexico, where we visited on a recent trip.  The LO had won a trip to Cabo at work, all expenses paid, so we jetted off for four days.  Though Mexico isn't at the top of my list (I'd much prefer Canada or Alaska, continentally speaking), we had a very nice time there.  Here's what I liked about it:
1.    The people.  Everyone there was extremely gracious and welcoming.  The employees at the hotel were as helpful as they could be, they always had a smile and seemed very focused on making sure everyone had a nice time.

2.  The food.  The food at the hotel (RIU Santa Fe) was not all gourmet, for sure, but the Mexican food they served was very nice, as was the meal we had at a roadside place while on a tour to La Paz and back, and the lunch we had in La Paz was excellent too.

3.    The sunset cruise.  We had booked a cruise with "Day Sail Cabo," and it was one of the best times we've ever had.  The weather was gorgeous, the sea pretty calm; we saw many whales and dolphins, the sunset was spectacular.  We were the only customers that day, and so had the 52' sailboat to ourselves! (Well, except for Capt. Bob and his crew, Alfredo.)  It was four absolutely perfect hours of our lives.

4.  The fact that we know more Spanish than we think we do.  At lunch on the La Paz tour, we sat next to a lady whose entire vocabulary in English was "please" and "thank you."  I was delighted to discover that having lived in California for nearly 40 years, I have a fairly good Spanish vocabulary, enough anyway to carry on a reasonable facsimile of a conversation with her.  Between that and LO's "kitchen Spanish" (acquired over many years of being a chef), we had a decent conversation.

More on Mexico at some point, I'm sure.  The resort was lovely and we really had a nice time.  I'd go back.    


Chic Homeschool Mama said...

That is so pretty with the light streaming in!

Linda Makiej said...

love this window - great light!!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks very much for the comments --

Nicolasa said...

What a beautiful window!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Nicolasa --

AJ said...

Love the window and light! Great use of textures.

Marci said...

Very nice composition and love that texture! Hope your husband recuperates quickly! :)

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks very much, AJ and Marci --